This was my first year dealing with comfrey and sprouting perennial seeds, and pretty much every seed sprouted. I also found the germination directions easy to follow.
The seeds I received are making beautiful little plants. I cold treated them as suggested and now I have moved them to their second pots. I planted them in seed starting mix and fertilized them with weak compost tea. The seeds that I have bought from you have always been successful.
Following the package directions, my comfrey seeds germinated and I have just recently transplanted them into their permanent location. I've read a lot about harvesting comfrey leaves to use as the high nitrogen additive for composting. I'm excited about the growth these little plants have already made and I know that the bees and hummingbirds will enjoy them too. Thank you for offering such a wonderful, multipurpose plant seed.
VERY good ALL the seeds came up and growing
This was my first try at growing comfrey from seed, and I can understand the frustration that many grower's have with this method of reproduction. But if you follow the directions, these will germinate and produce plants. Unusually, the seed is sown and THEN it's put it the fridge for a few weeks - I equate that as 3 weeks. The container is covered, and then left (still covered) to warm on a low heating pad. The actual arrival of the seeds is not quick even then - it took another 3 weeks + for seedlings to finally emerge. I practiced with only one seed per cell in a pony pack and for my 2nd try I am using 2 seeds per. These are fairly pricey seeds for me, and I didn't want to attempt them all at once until I was more secure that I could get some to sprout. I've got my 2nd batch in the fridge and the first pack is outdoors, hardening off. Remember to keep the pre-emergent seeds watered - I lost 3 due to drying out, while the other 3 were watered again and finally showed up above the soil. I think this is a cost-effective way to add more comfrey to the garden - just be patient and follow the instructions. I will probably be ordering another pack next year and germinate even more of these.